BlackBerry Ordered To Pay Nokia $137M In Payment Dispute

In case you missed it, BlackBerry was ordered to pay Nokia $137 Million USD by an international court. Nokia accused the company of failing to make payments on patent license contracts and decided to bring the issue to the ICC's (International Chamber of Commerce) arbitration panel.

Although the claim did not involve direct intellectual property (IP) infringement, BlackBerry affirmed that it is still going to bring two patent infringement cases against Nokia in US and German courts:

"BlackBerry is disappointed that the Court of Arbitration did not agree with our arguments in the case but we accept their decision. This ruling does not change BlackBerry's assertion that Nokia is infringing on our intellectual property and we are continuing to vigorously pursue legal remedies in both the U.S. and Germany,"

BlackBerry filed a complaint back in February of this year alleging that several of their network base stations and related software infringed on around 11 of its patents. But don't look to Nokia for an answer,

"Nokia continues to believe that BlackBerry's unrelated claims of patent infringement by Nokia are made without merit."

Both of these companies sold off their handset divisions just years ago, and ironically are both attempting a brand come-back by license deals to third-party manufacturers. Nokia in example, recently signed with HMD to produce Android phones under the Nokia name, including a 'flagship' device that came out in September. 

What do you make of the constant battles for these IP Kings?